Chinese ambassador in his Amherst home finds every hour filled

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Title

Chinese ambassador in his Amherst home finds every hour filled

Subject

Chinese -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- Relations -- China
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

Newspaper article glued to a scrapbook page. The article describes the history of the relationship of Sir Chentung Liang Cheng to the town and the people of Amherst. Cheng came to the United States about 1875 (at the age of 12) as part of the Chinese government's education mission. He became the pupil of Miss Julia Harrington of Amherst and caught the attention of Henry Hill Goodell and Henry D. Fearing who became staunch supporters of the boy. Cheng later became Chinese ambassador to the United States.

This article was written in 1905 when Cheng was a summer resident in Amherst, staying in the house of Henry Hill Goodell on Sunset Avenue.

Source

Springfield Union, August 26, 1905

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the Charles S. Walker scrapbook collection, Jones Library Special Collections

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

Newspapers

Identifier

File: Walker, Charles S.--Scrapbook, volume 2

Original Format

Newspaper clipping

Citation

“Chinese ambassador in his Amherst home finds every hour filled,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/955.